Alibaba Patents Would Secure, Accelerate Its Consortium Blockchain
Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group has won two U.S. patents designed to make its blockchain network safer and faster.
The firm says the concept of tokens that record their own data could make it easier for regulators to understand who is using them.
Square's newly awarded patent enables seamless transactions between a number of potential asset types including crypto.
Banks and other "trusted entities" could become licensed issuers of the stablecoin, the patents suggest.
The satellite TV firm's newly published patent application details a means to combat online piracy using blockchain.
Enterprise software vendor R3 has won a patent for a blockchain-based record system designed to make corporate information-sharing more efficient.